Community Weeding Scheme

You can nurture local biodiversity by taking a selective approach to weeding your street’s pavements.

Why we need to control some weeds

Not all of the wild plants that grow on our pavements are always beneficial.

Some, if left to grow long enough, could create trip hazards leading to potential injury.

Others, particularly plants like ivy or self-seeding trees such as sycamore, could cause damage to walls and pavements.

Plants growing in the kerb channels can lead to a build-up of dirt and prevent effective drainage of rainwater.

While many wild plants can be tolerated as they’re unlikely to create any problems, we must be mindful of those that could, and remove them when necessary.